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Maksym Spodyriev

Date and place of Birth: 29th December 1993 in Charkov (Ukraine), Polish citizenship since February 2016
Discipline: ice dancing
Coaches: Sylwia Nowak-Trębacka, Anastasie Vykhodtseva
Club: MKS Axel Toruń
Height: 178 cm (5 feet 10.079 inches)

Maksym’s Sport career:
• first steps skating on ice at the age of 5 thanks to Mum who liked skating and took him on an ice ring, Maks loved a tempo and wind in his hair
• till 11 years old – practised solo
• since 11 years old – trained in a ice dancing pair, first with a partner Veroniką Sharapovą and then with Darią Korotitskają, with whom he had serious starts and sport achievements
• since 2014 he dances in a pair with Natalia Kaliszek

His sport partners so far:
• Natalia Kaliszek (from 2014 till now)
• Daria Korotitskaja
• Veronika Sharapova

Sport’s Achievements

In Men’s Single category

• Golden Lynx Competition (2006) – 6th place in Novice Category
• Mini European Tournament – 4th place

In Ice Dancing category

– with Daria Korotitskaja:
• Grand Prix Junior in France, season 2012/2013 – 4th place
• Grand Prix Junior in Slovenia, season 2012/2013 – 5th place
• Grand Prix Junior in Riga, season 2013/2014 – 6th place
• Ukraine Championship, season 2013/2014 – 3rd place

– with Natalia Kaliszek:

season 2014/2015:
• Volvo Open Cup in Riga – 2nd place
• Polish Junior Cup – 1st place
• Polish Senior Cup – 1st place
• Mentor Nestle Toruń Cup 2014 – 3rd place
• World Junior Cup in Tallin – 7th place
• European Senior Cup in Stockholm – 14th place
• World Senior Cup in Shanghai – 24th place

season 2015/2016
• Polish Senior Cup – 1st place
• Open d’Andorra – 2nd place
• Mentor Nestle Nesquik Toruń Cup 2016 – 1st place
• Warsaw Cup – 2nd place
• Nebelhorn Trophy – 7th place
• Mordovian Ornament – 3rd place
• European Cup in Bratislava – 11th place
• World Championships in Boston – 16th place

season 2016/2017:

  • Grand Prix – Cup of China – 5th place
  • Grand Prix – NHK Trophy – 7th place
  • Polish Championships 2016/2017 – 1st place
  • 4 Nationals Championships – 1st place
  • European Championships Ostrava 2017 – 8th place
  • World Figure Skating Championships Helsinki 2017 – 14th place

Interests outside skating:
• music
• travelling (he dreams about a trip to Hawai)
• he loves a traditional European cuisine and anything sweet – especially pancakes by his Mum and a Napoleon cake mille-feuille